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Mar 31, 2010 20:03 |  #1

6ft long Bull Snake. On days like these I wish I had a zoom instead of my macro lens. He seemed calm enough with my presence so I kept inching closer. I was still pretty scared as they can bite!!

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Mar 31, 2010 20:06 |  #2

Very nice shot...and at 6 foot long I would say you were about 20 feet closer than I would have liked to be!




  
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Mar 31, 2010 20:08 as a reply to  @ Bhock's post |  #3

Awwww...but they don't bite THAT hard...;)

Nice shot; pretty spiffy that it stayed that calm for you!


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Mar 31, 2010 21:10 |  #4

Beautiful animal. I like the way the scales reflect and shine.


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Mar 31, 2010 21:43 as a reply to  @ risingwolf's post |  #5

500mm lens needed, minimum. ;)


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Mar 31, 2010 23:14 |  #6

Bhock wrote in post #9910008 (external link)
Very nice shot...and at 6 foot long I would say you were about 20 feet closer than I would have liked to be!

Ignorance is bliss but it can get you hurt. I had no idea they can strike or I don't think I would have gotten that close. :p

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Awwww...but they don't bite THAT hard...;)

Nice shot; pretty spiffy that it stayed that calm for you!

My husband calls me Dr. Dolittle. I talk to animals and even bugs. He swears grasshoppers pose for me. We actually though he had been run over but when my husband when to move him out of the road he took off darn fast! Funny my husband was so proud of himself using a 4ft umbrella to get him moving and I was like I was about a ft away taking pictures, brave indeed!

risingwolf wrote in post #9910341 (external link)
Beautiful animal. I like the way the scales reflect and shine.

Thanks! They are beautiful creatures!

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500mm lens needed, minimum. ;)

I know after I got home I went to see when the new sigma 50-500 was coming out!


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Mar 31, 2010 23:19 |  #7

Great shot, I say post some more up if you have them!


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Apr 01, 2010 00:31 |  #8

Wonderful shot !
I may not mind insects crawling on my hand but I would think twice about getting close to a strange snake :)
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Apr 01, 2010 00:45 |  #9

all snakes bite, few are poisonous.

If their head is shaped heart like watch out.

Nice photo !


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Apr 01, 2010 00:49 |  #10

Snakes, why did it have to be snakes???? Nice shot.




  
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Apr 01, 2010 03:03 as a reply to  @ DSvoboda356's post |  #11

Nice Clear Shot.... Congrats!




  
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Apr 01, 2010 09:39 |  #12

Emberghost wrote in post #9911029 (external link)
Great shot, I say post some more up if you have them!

Here is another

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I wish I would have attempted to get more over him and full face on since he didn't seem to mind me.

LordV wrote in post #9911336 (external link)
Wonderful shot !
I may not mind insects crawling on my hand but I would think twice about getting close to a strange snake :)
Brian v.

Brian that just goes to show you have more sense than me :p

freelanser wrote in post #9911376 (external link)
all snakes bite, few are poisonous.

If their head is shaped heart like watch out.

Nice photo !

That reminds me of a turtle blogger. Someone submitted a question "Can red-earred sliders bite?" His response was "If it has a mouth it can bite"..lol. I need to keep that in mind!

DSvoboda356 wrote in post #9911392 (external link)
Snakes, why did it have to be snakes???? Nice shot.

I take it you do not like snakes ;)

Chantelle wrote in post #9911798 (external link)
Nice Clear Shot.... Congrats!

Thanks! I told asked hubby last night do I get a reward for my bravery? He replied yes a Sigma 50-500 OS (well his exact words were "that lens you want"), I was scared you were going to get bit! So Ladies remember when you want hubby to buy you a new lens just do something incredibly stupid to get him to part with the money :lol:.


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Apr 01, 2010 09:44 |  #13

Bull snakes are one of the more aggressive non-venumous snakes around. Super shot.


  
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Apr 01, 2010 10:09 |  #14

eek, you are much braver than I!
great shot


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Apr 01, 2010 10:52 |  #15

zerovision wrote in post #9913070 (external link)
Bull snakes are one of the more aggressive non-venumous snakes around. Super shot.

Now somebody tells me!! I mean it is possible for anything to bite but I had no idea they are normally aggressive. I don't think I would have gotten this close if I had any idea.

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eek, you are much braver than I!
great shot

Thanks. Nope, people are apparently confusing bravery with stupidity here :p.


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